[SATLUG] LAMP Server Question #2

Stewart Smith tuupes80 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 8 10:12:29 CDT 2014


You might want to examine Postgres.  Long track record.  Full function.

> Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:41:02 -0500
> From: alesmerises at satx.rr.com
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> Subject: [SATLUG] LAMP Server Question #2
> 
> I am working on a project that involves setting up a server for a 
> customer where they will need to access a database on an on-going basis 
> for various kinds of record-keeping, etc.  I have come to the conclusion 
> that a LAMP server will be the best solution for them (I won't bore you 
> with all the reasons why, but let's assume that is the way I will go).
> 
> This will be the first time I will undertake a project quite like this, 
> so I have a few specific questions where I would like some opinions, 
> especially the professionals out there who may have done jobs similar to 
> this for paying customers.
> 
> Since the questions deal with different topics, I will send them out 
> separately so as not to muddy the waters by mixing things together.
> 
> -->  QUESTION #2:
> 
> Does anyone have any experience with MariaDb (vs MySQL)?  I understand 
> the rationale why some people feel uncomfortable with Oracle's role in 
> MySQL's development/maintenance and what that may mean for the future 
> 'openness' of MySQL, but it seems that MariaDb (especially as an 
> _organization_) doesn't have that long of a track record, so I'm not yet 
> entirely comfortable hanging my hat on that product.  Thoughts?
> 
> TIA
> 
> Al Lesmerises
> 
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